Charles Allen Baker

Charles Allen Baker passed away peacefully on July 17, 2012 with family by his side. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, he is survived by his adored wife of 5 years, K. June Baker; son, C. Allen Baker and wife, Martha and their son, Jake of Houston; daughter, Sydney Stadler and husband, Bruce of Austin, and their daughters, Brittany and Megan; daughter, Charlotte Floeck and husband, Joe of Houston and their son, Joseph, Jr.; brother, Calvin L. Baker and wife, Martha of Sherman, and numerous other loving family members and friends. He is predeceased by his cherished first wife of 50 years and devoted mother of his children, Diane Culbertson Baker and his mother, Madeline Owens.
Known as "Charlie" by most, he grew up in Austin and graduated from Austin High School where he played football. He attended the University of Texas on a football scholarship, playing both offensive and defensive tackle. He graduated in 1957 with a BBA in accounting, earned his CPA, and began active duty in the US Army where he was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain. He then attended The University of Houston where he earned his law degree in 1961. He chose to pursue a career in public accounting in Houston. Early in his career, he became a partner with Ernst and Ernst, (later Ernst and Young). He was a member of a number of professional associations and sat on the board of The University of Houston College of Business Foundation. Charlie was a generous and loving man with a passion for family, friends, football, and finance. He was an avid supporter of The University of Texas, most specifically the football program and his beloved Longhorns. His wonderful smile and caring nature will be missed by all, but we are forever blessed by his example and love.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, the 24th of July, 2012 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at Charlie's childhood church-home, University United Methodist Church, 2409 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to Wounded Warrior Project or a charitable organization of choice.
Condolences may be made at www.cookwaldenfuneralhome.com

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Published in Houston Chronicle on July 22, 2012